Joining Lisa-Jo for unedited five minute write and the word is JOIN.
Here we go….
A few weeks ago I wrote about Twitter.
Well, I joined, I tweeted (or is it twittered), read lots of tweets, retweeted, replied, and then I stopped.
I went to Illinois this last weekend for a fun family wedding. I married into an awesome family. True story. Anyway… No computer. No blog. I rarely looked at my phone. I wasn’t distracted like I usually am.
It was heaven!
And I have been reluctant to join in the online “noise” again. Sometimes I feel like I’m just shouting into a crazy chaotic room trying desperately to be heard. Is that the point in all of this social media?
I recently started a book called Upended and so far I am LOVING IT!
I have only read the first 2 sections of it, but it has greatly impacted the way I think about online/social media.
Is joining in on the noise really doing us any good? Or is it just distracting us from the important people right in front of us?
Now I’m not going to go all extreme as in I’m-going-to-throw-all-technology-out-the-window or anything. But I really do think we all need time to step away from the online world and communicate face to face.
Sometimes we need to stop and join the real world again.